The thaw began this Thursday after nearly four years of broken bridges between the chief executive and the opposition leader, in a “very cordial” tone, according to government and PP chairman Alberto Nez Feizu. Feijo assured that he holds “counter to zero” in his belief in the words of Pedro Sanchez. With this provision, the two have laid the groundwork for consensus on some pending issues, such as the renewal of the General Council of the Judiciary. The major disagreement between the two is the economy and, therefore, the package of measures to deal with the consequences of the war in Ukraine. These are the agreements and disagreements that stemmed from a three-hour meeting between Pedro Sánchez and Alberto Nez Feiju in La Moncloa:
The main disagreement, the economy. If the government does not agree to amend it to cut taxes, Feijo refuses to support the imperial decree of measures to mitigate the consequences of the war in Europe. “If the government wants to continue alone, it will continue alone,” the PP leader insisted after complaining that the president was unwilling to accept his economic plan. The Speaker of Popular People retroactively proposed “selective and temporary” income tax cuts in the month of January, with particular intensity in low and middle incomes, without any specifics. Also, it is proposed to reduce VAT on electricity from 10% to 4% and on gas from 21% to 4%. Feijoo calls for the use of 7% of European funds, about 5,000 million, to finance personal income tax or applicable deductions for new deductions. It is a measure that requires authorization from Brussels and according to the PP’s leader, the president told him it was an idea to conduct the study, although Sánchez is skeptical about the possibility that the EU would allow it. Popular leaders also demand an audit of Aref on the executive’s “unnecessary” expenses.
The government asks the PP, for its part, to support the royal decree with a package of economic measures, including 6,000 million euros in direct aid and a cut in electricity taxes and 10,000 million in loans, as well as a reduction of 20 cents . Fuel for all citizens, not just carriers, which will be effective from April 1. For Feijo, the decree has “interesting aspects, but it is clear that it is absolutely insufficient”, which suggests that the PP would abstain, but the popular leader refrained from disclosing his vote.
CGPJ and the Constitutional Court: Returning the Talks. The most pertinent agreement reached by Sanchez and Feizu is to resume talks this Thursday to renew the General Council of the Judiciary, to end a blockade that has lasted more than three years for the body’s members. has gone. , The PP chairman said it would be done “soon”, but did not specify whether before June 12, as proposed by the government. Feiju conditions the PP’s previous leadership to change the way members are elected, but he did not clarify whether this includes Pablo Casado’s demand that the law be modified so that 12 of the 20 members are specifically be chosen by the judges. , At La Moncloa he saw Feij much more willing to renew than Casado, but the leader of the PP sought time to be able to talk about it internally in his party. In fact, the interlocutors for this talk were not even named.
Foreign Policy. Support regarding Ukraine War and Information Agreement, The PP’s leaders offer their support to the government “without specifics and conditions” regarding the war in Ukraine, but instead question a change in the situation on Western Sahara. He criticized what the government had done “this is unacceptable”: “Morocco has recovered something it has been seeking for centuries, Spain for nothing.” Overall, Feiju is ready for a state of affairs in foreign policy and Sánchez promises to keep him informed.
Vote Requested: Very advanced negotiation. It is about reforming the electoral law to eliminate the solicited vote of Spaniards living abroad, an issue that has greatly complicated the vote and drastically reduced the participation of Spaniards living abroad. The government wanted it to be closed before April 20. Feizu said the talks with the executive are “very advanced”.
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Agreement to amend the word “disabled” in the Constitution. Feijoo shares the need to reform Article 49 of the Magna Carta to eliminate the word “disabled”, if this is done by consensus, with support from CERMI and a favorable report from the Council of State. They would do so without a referendum and without opening a wider constitutional debate.
Strengthening the Treaty Against Gender Violence. The president of the government proposed to the leader of the PP to deepen the consensus of this state and, according to sources close to Feiju, popularly support the treaty.
Antitransfugismo agreement, pending. The government tells the PP to go back to the anti-Transfuguismo agreement that the party abandoned in 2021 following a censure motion in Murcia, when the Popular People retained power for three Ciudadanos turncoats. Feiju asked for time.
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